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Very good, but no need to buy if you have 4th edition
on 13 January 2009
This is a useful book on psychopharmacology, but if you already have the 4th edition be warned that little has changed. It contains no new chapters, little new text, the colour scheme is different but the format basically the same... and the Introduction is the same as the 4th edition (2005) even though they have rather cheekily put 'Bangor, 2008' at the end to imply it was recently written!
Perhaps this reflects the limited progress in drug development but I was a little disappointed as I expected this new edition would contain more new material and would be an 'update', as the 4th edition was compared to the 3rd. However, if you don't yet own this title then it is definitely recommended as an easy to read, wise and thought-provoking companion to practical psychopharmacology.